Sarri learns lessons from Chelsea's opening win at Huddersfield

0:45                                            Wagner insists keeping Christopher Schindler is a big statement from Huddersfield

0:45 Wagner insists keeping Christopher Schindler is a big statement from Huddersfield

Chelsea began Premier League life under Maurizio Sarri with a morale-boosting away victory at the John Smith Stadium against a Huddersfield side who looked encouraging at times, but seemingly helpless to stop the Blues' wave of attacks once they grew in confidence.

Huddersfield were a persistent threat from crosses into the box and they went close to an equaliser when Steve Mounie headed Mathias Jorgensen's flick-on against the inside of the upright.

Jorginho then whispered something to Hazard that caused the Belgian to burst out laughing.

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N'Golo Kante finished off a fine move to give the Blues the lead against Huddersfield, then Jorginho got his first goal for the club from the penalty spot, before Pedro put the game beyond doubt with a dinked finish late on.

It was one of the first pieces of subconscious and fluid play from Chelsea, and it immediately reaped rewards as it killed off Huddersfield just before half-time. He did not want a new defender to help with a switch to a back four from the three-man alignment preferred by Antonio Conten and neither was he keen on another striker, despite the struggles last season of Alvaro Morata.

In an interview with ESPN recently, the player stated, "The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona".

Undisturbed by the pressure and jeering of the Huddersfield fans, Jorginho calmly dispatched his penalty with a skip before striking the ball - a technique some at Chelsea will have already seen in their pre-season shootouts. We have to improve in this month, then it might be hard with the national teams.

"I am very happy because in the first part of the season for us it is not easy to gain points", he added. That is not a surprise, perhaps, but it doesn't bode well for his chances of much playing time with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fabregas and Mateo Kovacic to come in.

For long spells in the first half, David Wagner's side seemed to have Chelsea more or less where they wanted them. "In this moment we are not at the top of our potential but we had the capacity to suffer for 20 minutes in the first half".

"I've seen the spirit, attitude and togetherness we need for our season". Jorginho coolly converted the penalty.

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